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Bangladesh`s per capita income rises to $2,227

 Economy Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 06:02 PM, 17 May 2021  

Bangladesh`s per capita income rises to $2,227

Bangladesh`s per capita income rises to $2,227

Bangladesh's per capita income has increased by $163 to $2,227 in the current fiscal year (2020-2021). It was $2064 in the last fiscal year (2019-20).

Planning Minister MA Mannan placed the statistics in the virtual Cabinet meeting held with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair, said Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam while briefing reporters today.

The prime minister virtually joined the meeting from her Ganabhaban residence, while other cabinet members joined from the Bangladesh Secretariat.

"The planning minister has informed one of the things that are involved in our development. Our per capita income has stood at $2,227 in 2020-21 fiscal year which was $2064 in the last fiscal year. So, the growth is 9 percent," said the cabinet secretary.

He said the country's GDP has also increased to Tk 30,87,300 crore from Tk 27,96,358 crore, according to the primary data. "It's a good achievement," said the bureaucrat.

The cabinet secretary said per capita income has increased by 9 percent and GDP has also increased. If the per capita income (USD 2,227) is converted into taka, then it is Tk 1,88,873 (Tk 84.81 per dollar). This is our achievement.

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